Lighting the way
Apr 13, 2004
With a flick of the main power switch the new Durban Car Terminal was lit up for the first time last week marking the drawing to an end of construction on the extension. The new facility, which swells the capacity for the car terminal from 3,500 to 7,000 parking slots, is to be handed to South African Port Operations later this month.
The coming on stream of the new facility is well timed. In March it handled its highest volumes ever reaching 16,500 vehicles and April has remained as busy. As South Africa's vehicle exports rise the terminal expects to handle more than 160,000 vehicles in the next financial year ending March 2005.
Taking an early evening walk on the new bridge that links the quay with the terminal are (from left) Bev Masson SAPO business unit manager Durban Car Terminal, Jack Davies Protekon project manager and Clive Greyling National Ports Authority project manager.